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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs

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Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle brake actuator part number DX27FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - DX27FR

  • Surge Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • No Lockout
  • Straight Tongue Coupler
  • Dexter Axle

Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications.


Features:

  • Hydraulic actuator activates trailer's brakes when tow vehicle slows or stops
  • Low-profile coupler latch ensures easy, secure connection
    • Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on hitch ball
  • Aluminum master cylinder is better at reducing corrosion than cast steel master cylinders
  • Zinc plating offers excellent corrosion resistance
  • Bolt-on installation
  • Manual lockout kit sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: hydraulic drum brakes
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Mounting: 3" x 4" straight tongue
  • Capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


When you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. The actuator telescopes, applying force to its master cylinder, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.


Because this model does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with free-backing brakes so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.



099-060-05 Dexter DX7.5L Brake Actuator - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs

Replaces UFP Model A-60 Marine Surge Brake Actuator






Customer Reviews

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs - DX27FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Use this corrosion-resistant actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications.

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- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I slipped this into my boat mate trailer for 2001 moomba. Took about an hour to hook up and bleed the system with a buddy. Works great! If you can use simple tools and are mechanically savvy this is a no brainer.



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I received my order two days ago, Quick shipping but it was the wrong part. I called and spoke with Noah who sent me an email asking me to take a picture of the part and add my phone number. I did right a way and still have not heard back. I emailed Noah today asking about the status no reply, now Im on a 9min hold to try and talk with someone about my replacement past. The wrong part looks like a good part if it fit my trailer.


Comments
Mark, Im sorry Noah didnt reply to you in a timely manner. We will get this taken care of and send out the correct part.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/18/2021


- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Very pleased!! With the tech support, very easy to put actuator on, looks to be heavy duty, to this point working very well!!



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered the part it came as scheduled , fits perfect will be completing the install today. only problem is that the top cover plate did not come with it. or it would be 5 stars



- DX83FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered this surge brake hitch without the back up solenoid. Due to supply chain problems it was going to take 3 months to ship. Upon receiving it far ahead of schedule it had the solenoid included at no extra charge meaning that someone at etrailer expedited my order and kept me happy at etrailers expense. How can you top that for service?



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product is exactly what I ordered and it was shipped quickly. Only problem is it is missing the upper cap to cover the brake fluid reservoir. I did call Customer Service and they said they would send one ASAP. The photo online shows it is included with the product. I’m waiting on receiving it.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This product doesn’t fit over 3” tongue. Its the exact same size as a 3” tongue.Unusable. Had to remove the internal portion and modify my trailer tongue to fit. Arrived as the worst packaged item I’ve ever received. It was barely still in the box. Whom ever packaged this didn’t have a clue what they were doing.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Arrived early and fit great on my trail er.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Fit perfectly



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator



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Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Brake Actuator

  • Recommended Model 60 Surge Brake Actuator For Trailer 1997 Dorsey Boat Trailer With Drum Brakes
    I would be happy to help! The option I recommend is the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - Multi-Fit Ball - Bolt On - 7,000 lbs # DX27FR which is a model 60 actuator like you were wanting and will bolt on to your 3" wide tongue. This actuator has a 7000lb weight rating, and works with a 1-7/8", 2", and 50mm hitch ball so you will have plenty of options. With this actuator you can use the electric reverse lockout solenoid # T4748800 which is the style I prefer as it is an...
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  • Is Dexter DX7.5 Trailer Brake Actuating Coupler DX27FR a Replacement for UFP A-70
    The Dexter # DX27FR would make a good replacement for trailers weighing less than 7500 lbs. The coupler is compatible with a 2 inch trailer ball, so if your trailer meets those criteria, the # DX27FR would be an excellent choice. UFP is now owned by Dexter, so other than the design of the coupler latch, it's the same actuator. You can see a product description video by clicking the provided link.
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  • Is Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator DX27FR Compatible With Manual Lockout Key?
    The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs # DX27FR you were looking at does not come with a manual lockout key but it is compatible with the manual lockout key # DX94FR you mentioned. I included a video of the # DX27FR for you to take a look at.
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  • Comparing Dexter DX7.5L A-60 DX27FR and Titan Brake Actuator # T63FR
    The only difference between the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs # DX27FR and Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - 7,500 lbs # T63FR is the # T63FR has the manual lockout already installed where the # DX27FR does not. Both have the same 7500lb trailer weight rating, zinc plated finish, accept a 2" hitch ball, and bolt on to a 3" wide channel tongue. Since they are pretty much the same I would go with the most...
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  • Is There a Replacement Actuator Option for a 1996 Nitro Trailer with Drum Brakes
    Everything I can find about your trailer is that it uses a 2" ball, has a GVWR between 2,500-3,500 pounds when loaded and has hydraulic drum brakes. As long as that is all correct then the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX27FR will work for you. This actuator works with hydraulic drum brakes, has a ball size of 2" and a weight capacity up to 7,500 pounds.
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  • Do you Recommend a Weld on or Bolt On Surge Brake Actuator
    I prefer the bolt on actuators. The reason is that just like the position you're in to replace it you have to cut it off. With a bolt on you just take it off and put a new one on. The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator part # DX27FR is rated for up to 7,500 lbs. so it will be more than strong enough to handle your boat when installed per the instructions. Don't forget to bleed the brakes when you've completed your install to get the best possible performance.
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  • Hardware for Mounting Dexter DX27FR Brake Actuating Coupler
    The Dexter # DX27FR brake actuator would work great for a tandem axle trailer with drum brakes. We don't offer the mounting bolts, but you could source the grade 5 1/2 inch bolts locally. I've linked to a product description video for the # DX27FR brake actuating coupler.
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  • Could Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Coupler Fit on 3x3 Trailer Tongue
    The Dexter DX7.5L brake actuator part # DX27FR will fit on a 3 inch by 3 inch trailer tongue like what you have. Now it would be hard to say if it would bolt right up to existing holes that you have but either way you could drill new holes in the trailer tongue to match up with this.
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  • What Size and Grade Mounting Hardware for the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout
    The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout part # DX29FR for disc brakes and part # DX27FR for drum brakes use 1/2" diameter mounting hardware. We have used both grade 5 and grade 8 bolts when doing installations of them but the grade 5 are sufficient. There is very little force actually applied to the bolts other than side pull.
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  • Can Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Actuator DX56FR Replace Older Titan Aero 6000?
    As long as your trailer has a 3" x 5" trailer tongue then the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout # DX56FR will replace your Titan Aero 6000 Coupler. Keep in mind this actuator is designed for disc brakes, so if you have drum brakes this will not work for you. If your trailer has drum brakes you will need the # DX33FR instead. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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